The Free State Project (FSP) marks its 15th anniversary.
The FSP was conceived as a project to move 20,000 liberty-minded activists to a single state in order to properly concentrate their efforts and achieve success in the political process. Over time, that goal has diversified, with less movers showing an interest with in-system activism (though quite a few movers remain politically active). Earlier this year the FSP succeeded in “triggering the move,” attaining the goal of 20,000 signers who pledged to move within five years of that number being reached.
Jason Sorens, the mind behind the original idea for the FSP, gave an interview to FSPmovers.com, a site made to highlight achievements of notable early movers to New Hampshire, about his reflections on the 15th anniversary of his idea, as well as his predictions for its future.
The Free State Project’s long road to success
The long, arduous journey to triggering the move has taken quite a few twists and turns. Following the decision anointing New Hampshire as the final destination for the Free State Project, a splinter group formed around the #2 runner-up state, Wyoming. The FSP took a whole 15 years to reach its signature goal, far longer than originally projected.
As of now, about 2,000, or 10%, of the 20,000 signers have moved to New Hampshire. The remaining 18,000 have 4.5 years left to fulfill their pledges and come join the rest of their Free State brothers and sisters.